Monday, January 29, 2007

A budding gourmand



Boo is not your typical toddler. While having a definite fondness for a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich, she turns her nose up at the usual toddler fair. Hot dogs? Won't touch them. Chicken nuggets? Uh uh. Grilled cheese? No way.

It was no surprise that she refused to touch the Hamburger Helper I served tonight. (Shut up. It was on sale for $1. Desperation dinner. The chicken I took out of the freezer yesterday was still half-frozen.) I gave hers to the dog. But, you know, she's right. It's disgusting. I'm giving mine to the dog, too. Last time I ever make that shit. Edited to add: TCBIM is eating mine. Philistine.

I made some butternut squash enchiladas that Red Stapler had posted on her blog. They were tasty, if a bit mushy. Boo loves them. She'll eat hummus until it comes out of her ears. Last night, she ate a huge handful of jalapeno and cheese potato chips. Her eyes were watering, but she persisted, taking huge swigs of milk to wash them down.

She likes Grape-Nuts, steel cut oatmeal with cranberries, curried lamb and couscous. She'll drink seltzer water - not flavoured, just plain old seltzer. She likes prune juice, fer Pete's sake. Prune juice!??! Blech.

I'm glad she has such an adventurous palate, but it does make it difficult to order off the kid's menu on the rare times we do take her out to eat.

15 comments:

Cat, Galloping said...

Boo is not alone! Did you see this week's style section of the NY Times?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/fashion/28gastrokid.html?_r=1&ref=style&oref=slogin

You might need to register but it's free to read articles in the last week or two.

floreksa said...

Too funny!

Homemade Hamburger Helper...Now that's some good stuff, can't stand the boxed stuff so I agree with Boo there.

Rachel said...

That's amazing!

But yuck on Hamburger Helper on general principle.

Oh, The Joys said...

The Mayor will eat california roll, but with Rooster it's all beef salami all the time.

mark said...

Respect, Boo. That's awesome and she's cooler than some people I know who are 5 times her age. Right On!

Lyrehca said...

Sounds like your foodie friend at Formaggio Kitchen will have a new customer soon!

Lyrehca said...

Sounds like your foodie friend at Formaggio Kitchen will have a new customer soon!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Boo is a born epicure. LOL!

Lara said...

man, i feel that for the sake of maintaining honesty in our bloggy friendship, i must admit that i really like hamburger helper. actually, i'm trying to make it seem less bad than it is. to be completely honest, i'd have to say i love it.

i'm hanging my head in shame. and craving hamburger helper.

Shannon said...

You've got yourself a miniature Foodie!

I love when kids are adventurous. My rule in the house is that they have to try everything at least once.

Brendon will eat anything...he's fun to experiment new recipes on (was that a grammatically correct sentence?)

daysgoby said...

I am impressed!

Boo is too cool!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Funny! I was just grinning ear-to-ear reading this!!

Nicole P said...

I am totally amazed. I like Hamburger Helper. I hope we can still be friends. :)

julia said...

Nicole - I eat Miracle Whip, so yeah. We're good. :D

Angela said...

Darn. I can not see the picture.

Amazing she eats all of that.

(I love tuna helper. lol)